This update is recommended for all Unify users.
Version 1.0.12 (released 20 March 2020)
This update is recommended for all Unify users.
Note interim versions v1.0.10 and v1.0.11 were in-house test releases only.
- New features:
- eLicenser/iLok, etc. are now supported on MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and 10.15 (Catalina).
- CPU performance metering (switch on/off with main operations menu at bottom center of GUI,
see manual page).
- New PolyBox MIDI effect (see manual page).
- Single-sample selection in Guru Sampler (see below).
- New options in MIDI Filter (see below).
- Improved compatibility with older VST2 plug-ins (see below).
- ShowMIDI View:
- Layer MIDI key-ranges now respect the Global Transpose setting (bottom right corner).
- New 32-key keyboard size added, based on Komplete Kontrol m32 key range.
- Restore mouse functionality of on-screen keyboard, which was broken in v1.0.10 beta.
- Transport changes (plug-in versions of Unify only). When "follow host" is checked:
- Unify's transport will follow the host's BPM and time-signature settings.
- Unify's transport will automatically sync to the host transport only when the host's transport is running (i.e., record or play mode).
- When host's transport is stopped, Unify's transport can still be started and stopped either manually
or with MIDI triggering.
- Guru Sampler changes:
- New menu allows selecting individual samples (mapped across whole keyboard) instead of
pre-defined multi-sample map.
- MIDI Filter changes:
- You can now suppress Pitch Bend, Aftertouch and up to six CCs (chosen from a menu).
- GUI layout updated to be more compact.
- VST2 plug-in compatibility:
- For VSTs that support it, plug-in Operations menu now includes options to load
bank (FXB) and patch (FXP) files.
- Bug fixes related to:
- Per-layer MIDI channel settings not correctly saved/recalled.
- Crashing when rebuilding the patch database.
- Crashing when swapping plug-ins.
- Crashing when adding certain plug-ins to Master Effects layer.
- Plug-in Subset folder names no longer have ".xml" added at end.
- Windows version of BlueARP no longer crashes when clicking on current preset name.
- Bypass state of MIDI plug-ins is now saved in patches.
Version 1.0.9 (released 25 Feb 2020)
This is a maintenance release with a few changes to support users who install the v1.0.8 DEMO version, and
subsequently decide to purchase and install the retail version. Users of Unify v1.0.6 (Mac) or v1.0.7 (Windows)
do NOT need to upgrade to this version, but may if they wish.
- Version number change ensures retail binaries will overwrite Demo binaries.
- New Unify Factory Content.guru file replaced Unify Basics.guru and Unify Standard Library.guru.
- This is simply to remove an unnecessary extra setup step.
- Users of Unify v1.0.6 (Mac) or v1.0.7 (Windows) do NOT need to download this file; there is nothing in it they don't already have.
- Improved compatibility with older macOS versions back to OSX 10.9 Mavericks.
Version 1.0.8 (DEMO release only, 19 Feb 2020)
The new DEMO release has the very latest changes to the Unify code. Nearly all of these are only relevant for the DEMO,
so we're not releasing new installers for the full Unify product at this time, but these changes will appear (with others)
in the next full Unify release.
- Known Plugins view: Operations menu has a new item for manual selection of plug-in file(s)
- Unify is no longer dependent on drag/drop for anything.
- Drag/drop for .guru files and plug-ins still works, though.
- Ripchord Player: now reads both original and new-format XML files
- Various changes to support the DEMO version of Unify
- Minor GUI changes in response to use "Save As"
- "Save New" button changed to "Save As"
- "Delete" changed to "Remove" in connection with plug-ins in a patch.
- Bug fixes
Version 1.0.7 (Windows) (released 15 Feb 2020)
Several Windows users found they were unable to drag/drop .guru files onto the Unify GUI to install new content, so we
created a new interim release which still permits drag/drop, but does not rely on it.
- There is now a "Load .guru file..." button on the Settings view. Clicking this allows the user to select a .guru file
using a standard open-file dialog, which is then processed exactly as if it had been drag/dropped into the GUI.
- The first-time install dialogs now ask the user to locate and open the Unify Basics.guru and Unify Standard Library.guru
files, rather than drag/dropping them. (Hence most users will not even need the new button on the Settings view.)
- Increased timeout for online license-activation from 10 to 30 seconds.
Version 1.0.6 (released 5 Feb 2020)
- Installers no longer install any Unify "content", not even the User Library or Presets folders.
- Each installer download now includes a Unify Basics.guru file which is drag/dropped into Unify to create
the the User Library and Presets folders. (This is only needed on a first-time installation.)
- For first-time users (after installing on a system with NO previous Unify version on it),
the first time Unify runs, it presents a series of instruction windows, to
guide the user step-by-step through the process of first activating the program, then drag/dropping Unify Basics.guru
and finally Unify Standard Library.guru, to complete the installation.
- Existing Unify users do not need to download the full 2.3 GB Unify Standard Library.guru file.
They should instead use the MUCH smaller (40 MB) Unify Std Lib 1.0.6 Update.guru file, which ONLY updates a few samples
and all the patches.
- After a "reinstall" (on top of a prior Unify installation), the first time Unify runs, it will automatically
remove outdated references to bundled VSTs in the PluginList.xml (sibling to Unify.settings).
It will therefore be entirely safe (and recommended) to delete all old Unify "VST" folders
(leaving only the new one which the installer places under the system's Applications folder). Full details
can be found at https://pluginguru.net/unify/manual/doku.php?id=upgrading-106.
Version 1.0.2 (Windows) and 1.0.3 (Mac) (released 7 Jan 2020)
- These were the very first released versions.
- Version number for Mac is one point higher, due to needing to create a new notarized installer for MacOS 10.15 Catalina